Awarded by: University of London
This flexible, one-year course has been specifically designed for people who want to study politics at university level, but who don't have any qualifications or are returning to study after a break from formal education. The programme provides an introduction to studying politics at university and will help you develop the learning approaches and study skills you need to progress to an undergraduate degree in politics, including Birkbeck's BA Politics. All of the teaching is in the evenings, meaning you can study, work, volunteer or do your own thing during the day. You can return to study in a mature, supportive environment, develop the skills and confidence you need to succeed, and graduate with a renowned University of London qualification.
Certificate of Higher Education - CertHE
For information about course structure and the modules you will be studying, please visit Birkbeck’s online prospectus.
You usually complete three or four pieces of assessed work for each module, which will total around 5000 words. You also complete a timed in-class assessment in at least one module on the programme.
Tasks include critical analysis of specific sources, essays, reports, case studies, oral presentations, reflective commentaries, written tasks and learning reviews.
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
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This means the year in which you would like to start the course.
‘Year 1’ means you will start in the first year.
‘Year 0’ means you will enter onto a foundation year.
You may be able to start some courses in the second or third years, if you meet certain criteria. You will need to discuss this with the university or college directly.
The following entry points are available for this course:
If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English, our usual requirement is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Test) score of 6.0, with not less than 5.5 in each of the sub-tests. If you don’t meet the minimum IELTS requirement, we offer pre-sessional English courses, foundation programmes and language support services to help you improve your English language skills and get your place at Birkbeck.
There are no qualification requirements for this course.
We welcome applications from applicants without traditional entry qualifications. We assess by interview and application your suitability for degree level study, taking into account the knowledge and skills that you have gained since leaving formal education.
This programme has no specific formal entry requirements. It is not suitable if you already have an undergraduate degree.
|Channel Islands||£6,175 *||Year 1|
|EU||£6,175 *||Year 1|
|International||£6,175 *||Year 1|
|England||£6,175 *||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£6,175 *||Year 1|
|Scotland||£6,175 *||Year 1|
|Wales||£6,175 *||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.